Census HH Officer

  • Job Reference: 00038902-1
  • Date Posted: 13 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
  • Salary: £11.22 to £12.22 Per Hour
  • Sector: Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

The role

As a census officer, in an assigned working area, you'll be part of a team of up to 12 census officers, reporting to a census team leader. The main purpose of your role is to encourage the people in your area to complete their Census 2021 online questionnaire. You will receive a daily workload of addresses that have yet to submit a census questionnaire, which require a follow up visit to support and encourage completion. You will help residents understand the importance of the census, and the vital role they have in making it a success. You will help them overcome any objections or barriers they may have to completing, either helping them yourself or referring them to available support. You will be assisting people to complete their questionnaires, either on the doorstep or at completion events. You will work with the census engagement managers to support wider engagement at community events as required.

You'll be working independently, out and about in your area, working hours within set guidelines stipulated in the working pattern above. Your team leader will provide support, assistance and guidance as required, and will meet up with you when you are out working, to help settle you into your role.

A number of officers will be recruited with the ability move into different areas across England and Wales, where they are most needed to support the census operation.

Purpose

increase response rates to the census
build on the census' good reputation
help us deliver a high-quality census

The six vital behaviours of an ONS ambassador

Self-motivated

- do the right job in the right order

Supportive

- engage and encourage the public on their doorstep

Compliant

- keep accurate and timely records

Integrity

- keep the public's data safe

Learning orientated

- commit to complete your learning and understanding your job

Initiative

- share your experience and local knowledge to support your team and remove barriers to response

Main responsibilities

First and foremost, your role is to promote the benefits of the census and to encourage a positive response from households. To do this you'll need to:

visit the list of addresses given to you via an app on the smartphone provided and accurately record visit outcome
attempt to make contact with residents at each address you visit
encourage the householder to complete the questionnaire online, highlighting the important part they have to play in shaping the future
signpost respondents to census support functions
follow ONS procedures, especially those regarding security and your safety
provide households with additional information to help them complete their response, which will include questionnaires, cards and leaflets which you will carry in your bag on a daily basis
attend community completion events when required
assist respondents with doorstep completion where appropriate
build the secure access register to enable access to gated communities
provide regular reports on progress to your team leader and attend team meetings
ensure confidentiality and security of census information at all times
you'll meet your line manager during your first week and receive your census officer kit (weighing approximately 10 kgs)
complete e-learning as required to achieve the necessary competencies and skills for the role
participate in evaluation and debrief activities
be prepared to travel around your designated area to visit addresses (the distances will vary dependent on whether your area is urban or rural)

Essential skills and experience

You'll need to:

have good written and verbal skills in English (Welsh would also be an advantage if working in Wales)
have excellent customer service skills, including speaking to members of the public
have the confidence to deal with the public and local community
be well organised and able to plan and work within specified timescales
be confident working both independently and as part of a team, using your initiative
be able to understand and follow detailed written and verbal instructions
be confident using a smartphone and various applications
be professional at all times, and remain calm in challenging situations

COVID-19

We will ensure we follow all appropriate government guidelines to keep you safe whilst working for ONS. Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including hand sanitiser and face masks will be provided to all staff; for your safety, you will be required to use and wear that PPE, as instructed, when you are working. Social distancing will be maintained throughout the operation.

Driving requirement

Dependent on your assigned working area, you may need to hold a current, full UK driving licence and have the use of a motor vehicle, insured for business use. You'll be paid for travel expenses within your work area.

Annual leave

Annual leave allowance is a total of 28 days per annum, calculated on a pro-rata basis based on employment duration and hours worked.

Holiday will be taken in one block during the specified holiday week, which is the last week of the employment period. Unfortunately, due to operational reasons, it will not be possible to take holiday at other times.

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